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vitamin B12A water-soluble vitamin of animal origin required for DNA synthesis. It is a glycoprotein produced and secreted by the gastric parietal cells, and is absorbed from the GI tract bound to intrinsic factor; the body stores up to one years’ worth of vitamin B12 in the liver, kidneys and heart. Rapid cell turnover (e.g., growth spurts in children, malignancy) require increased amounts of vitamin B12. Vegans, who ingest no protein of animal origin, are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency.
Chronic myeloid leukaemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, liver disease, obesity, polycythemia vera, renal failure.
Atrophic gastritis, drugs (antibiotics, anticonvulsants, antimalarials, antituberculous agents, chemotherapy, contraceptives, diuretics, oral hypoglycemics, sedatives), inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), intrinsic factor deficiency (causing megaloblastic anaemia), malabsorption, malnutrition, parasites (e.g., Diphyllobotrium latum), veganism.
cyanocobalaminVitamin B12 A water soluble B vitamin, central to proper CNS function, and carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. See Vitamin B12.
cyanocobalaminVitamin B12. This vitamin is necessary for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, for blood cell formation and for nerve function. It is used in the treatment of PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA and SPRUE. Brand names are Cytacon and Cytamen.
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Q. Can a food rich in vitamin B12 will help for his depression or vitamin B12 pills are always required? Hi all…..having one question related to my friends depression and its relation to vitamin B12, as a medicine given to him by his Doctor. Can a food rich in vitamin B12 will help for his depression or vitamin B12 pills are always required?